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Our breeder said that she keeps her bones in the freezer and gives them to the dogs frozen; that cooking can make them spur.

The meat guy at the grocery store said this past weekend to cook them for about 2 minutes to kill any bacteria.

What do you do?
 

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Frozen here I use to cook them with my last dog but when I read about raw diests & how bones splinter after cooked our new puppies get frozen. If they don't eat it at 1 sitting. (very rick so not a good idea) I put them in a bag in the refrigerator. Once they are cleaned out they still make great chew toys. Get them long enough they can't get their lower teeth caught in them. And careful, they hurt when you step on them.

If you need some uninterrupted time to get something done, give them a new bone.
 

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We've been giving him frozen marrow bones for along time now. I've never cooked them.

My other question; we get him the rounds ones about an inch thick and there have been times when our guy will put his head back, trying to get the bone on his back teeth. It made us affraid that he could swallow it...could he? We started getting the bigger ones that are about 3-4 inches long.
 

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Bailey loves marrow bones. I don't cook them, I have put them in the freezer.
 

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Just straight from the meat case here. I try to find the longer ones. The very short ones have a way of getting wrapped around the lower jaw.
 

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Okay, so my dogs usually don't get raw bones, but today, Copley picked up my neighbor's Scotty dog's round-shaped marrow bone and quickly dug a hole to bury it(lol). Long story short- I just can't find the bone, and neither can the scotty or the other goldens after digging and sniffing for it. Copley has never been one to swallow toys or random objects, but he is ten months old, so. . . Do you think there's any chance he swallowed it or it is more likely just to be awol? Xray, wait?
 

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I just got a bag of these from the store because as of last night Riker is chewing on ANYTHING he can get close to his face. He is happily laying under my desk while i surf the net chewing on his new frozen bone. So when they give up on it, do you toss it back into the freezer for the next go around? not sure what to do with it when he's not chewing
 
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